Loan Periods and Late Fees

Loan Periods & Late Fees During Phased Re-opening

While we carry out our Phased Re-opening Plan...

  • We have extended the loan period of most physical items to 4 weeks.
  • DVDs in our Feature Films collection and books in our QuickReads collection can be borrowed for 2 weeks. 
  • We have temporarily suspended fines in recognition of the fact that many in our communities have experienced financial challenges due to COVID-19. 

Materials for Adults

  • 28 Day Loans.
  • Holds allowed.
  • 2 Renewals if no one is waiting.
  • Late fees: $0.30 per item, per day; up to $7.00 max per item ($5.00 max per Paperback). 
  • Includes:
    • Books - Hardcover and Paperback
    • CDs - Music and Spoken Word
    • DVDs (not Feature Films)
    • Kits
    • Taped Books (restricted to patrons with print disabilities)
    • Daisy Format CDs, Daisy Reader Machines (restricted to patrons with print disabilities)

 

Young Adult and Junior Items

  • 28 Day Loans.
  • Holds allowed.
  • 2 Renewals if no one is waiting.
  • Late fees: $0.10 per item, per day; up to $2.00 max per item.
  • Includes:
    • Books - Hardcover and Paperback
    • CDs - Music and Spoken Word
    • DVDs (not Feature Films)
    • Kits
    • Taped Books, daisy Format CDs (restricted to patrons with print disabilities)

 

Magazines

  • 28 Day Loans.
  • No Holds.
  • No Renewals.
  • Late fees: $0.30 per item, per day; up to $5.00 max per item.

 

DVD Feature Films

  • 14 Day Loans.
  • Holds allowed.
  • No Renewals
  • Late fees: $1.00 per item, per day; up to $7.00 max per item.

 

QuickRead books

  • 14 Day Loans.
  • No Holds.
  • No Renewals.
  • Late fees: $1.00 per item, per day; up to $10.00 max per item.

 

eBooks & eAudiobooks

  • 7, 14, 21 Day Loans (set by customer).
  • Holds allowed.
  • Renewals if no one is waiting.
  • No late fees.

 

Interlibrary Loans from other BC Libraries

  • Variable loan periods.
  • Holds are placed by ORL Staff.
  • Renewals are at the discretion of the lending library, check with ORL Staff.      
  • Late fees: $1.00 per item, per day; up to $20.00 max per item.
  • More details about borrowing from other libraries.

 

If no one is waiting for an item, most items can be renewed twice at your local library branch or online, through your account in the catalogue.

Overdue charges are calculated on the open days of the library branch from which the items are borrowed.